Park Life Blog

It's National Bike Month!

Get in gear to celebrate National Bike Month at Shelby Farms Park! May is National Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate than by renting a bike and checking out the paved trails at Shelby Farms Park?

You can BYO-Bike, or rent a brand new bike at the Hyde Lake Wheel House which is now open seven days a week!

Our new rental bikes feature a digital monitor that helps keep up with your maximum speed, average speed, trip distance, total distance, and elapsed time. This information is fun and helpful for riders who want to keep up with their trips, but it also helps us monitor and predict maintenance needs so that our fleet stays in tip-top shape!

Step-through and straight-frame bikes are available in several adult sizes.  And, we have kids' bikes and trailers so that the whole family can get in on the fun! Our retail team will help fit you and your family with the perfect size bike so you can comfortably enjoy the paved trails in the Park and on Shelby Farms Greenline.

You may also notice that our new fleet features grease-free carbon belt drives instead of traditional chains. Rubber belts require less maintenance and last longer, which means lower operating expenses for the Park. This eco-friendly upgrade also results in a quieter ride! Reserve your ride online here

Another wheel-y great option for cruising around Shelby Farms Park is the city's first and only eBike fleet! We’ve partnered with Explore Bike Share to bring pedal-assist eBikes to the Park. The electric bikes, powered by Bosch, use an electric
motor and battery to help bike share users power their bike ride. On pedal assist eBikes, the assist only kicks in when pedaling. The motor amplifies the power behind each pedal stroke, providing a natural riding feeling. Stations are located at the First Horizon Foundation Visitor Center and at the South Hyde Lake parking lot and bikes can be reserved through the Explore Bike Share app. Get more info here.

Source: Explore Bike Share

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